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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 enters beta, features KVM

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, July 7th, 2009   |   0 Comments

We still don’t know anything about the new Red Hat virtualization portfolio based on KVM and Qumranet VDI technologies, despite a (claimed) oversubscribed beta program that nobody was able…

Red Hat KVM-based virtualization offering expected for Sep 1

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, June 25th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Ten days ago Red Hat announced that its new, much awaited, virtualization offering based on KVM was in beta and that the beta program was oversubscribed.
The reality is…

The integration of Xen in the Linux kernel is still in discussion

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, June 11th, 2009   |   0 Comments

One of the oldest (and hottest) topic in the history of modern virtualization is if the Xen open source hypervisor can be integrated into the Linux kernel or not….

Novell loses many PlateSpin people, moves development to India

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, May 25th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Along with Vizioncore (acquired by Quest in January 2008) and a very few others, PlateSpin was one of the oldest and most successful VMware partner in the history of…

Why Cisco is using KVM and not just VMware

Posted by Staff   |   Wednesday, May 13th, 2009   |   0 Comments

In the past months highlighted several times how Cisco is silently using KVM as an alternative virtualization platform to VMware. We always wondered why, considering the investment that…

Is the Linux Foundation recommending to switch from Xen to KVM?

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, April 16th, 2009   |   0 Comments

Earlier this week SDTimes published a brief coverage of the Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit, which was held in San Francisco last week.
A very brief note in the article highlights…

Red Hat finally unveils its new virtualization strategy

Posted by Staff   |   Thursday, March 5th, 2009   |   0 Comments

With the acquisition of Qumranet in September 2008 Red Hat raised a lot of interest. The customers that trusted the company when it was promoting its Xen implementation all…

Red Hat joins Microsoft Server Virtualization Validation Program

Posted by Staff   |   Tuesday, February 17th, 2009   |   0 Comments

While virtualization professionals are still trying to figure out how the renewed alliance between Microsoft and EMC will work on virtualization, another major event happens: Red Hat joins the…

Is Microsoft supporting Windows on (the Cisco version of) KVM?

Posted by Staff   |   Friday, January 16th, 2009   |   0 Comments

One of the biggest challenge when adopting a new virtualization platform is securing the ISVs support. Without it moving from the market leader to a more innovative or cheaper…

KVM in Linux Kernel 2.6.28 features Intel VT-d support, soon nested virtualization

Posted by Staff   |   Monday, December 29th, 2008   |   0 Comments

The just released Kernel 2.6.28 includes more than 104 patches for the virtualization engine KVM, included in Linux since 2.6.20.
One of those patches is specially important as it…

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